Coffee Break

Here’s a pic I started doodling behind my table at MCM London in October…

As usual, I began in pencil…

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Added inks…

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Scanned the picture into my mac…

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Started the colouring process, marking out different flat areas on different layers of Photoshop – background…

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Midground…

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Foreground (I wasn’t planning to keep this bright pink, but at this stage it’s easier to see what I’m doing with a strong contrasting colour)…

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Here’s these main areas with the line work on top…

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And here’s the different areas completely marked, and the colours adjusted.
I also added some shadow on the ground…

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Now there’s some texture on the tube things…

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I’ve started to add more details to the ground colour and changed the big creature’s pupils.  Less cute but more funny looking…

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Now there’s texture on the ground too, and the woman is completely coloured, including lighting.
The woman’s face wasn’t standing out enough against the tubes behind her, so I added a bit of white around her to spotlight her a bit…

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I toned down the white, so it was barely noticeable but still does the job.
I added the basic colours for the creature.  I’m trying to limit the range of colours to give the pic its own vibe.

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It was great focussing on different textures in this piece…
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And there you go! All done…

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This is going to end up as the cover from a new Tempo Lush collection coming out next year…

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